BBC Sport - Steel and Sons Cup shaping the future
Steel and Sons Cup shaping the future
- From the section Football
The Steel and Sons Cup has been a firm festive fixture on the Northern Irish football calendar since 1895.
With Christmas Day falling on a Sunday this year, the final has a temporary date change and will be played on Christmas Eve, with Dundela taking on Linfield Swifts.
It may be one of the oldest trophies still competed for in Europe, but a landmark project between the County Antrim Football Association and Queens' University means the historic silverware is shaping the future.
It involves taking the latest 3D printing technology to create a replica of the iconic trophy, which insurers said was too expensive to be replaced.